Seed of a Giant Tree is a Consumable in Dark Souls 3.

Seed of a Giant Tree

seed of a giant tree

Makes enemies react to invaders.

The giant trees were also known as watcher trees, and their seeds unmask invaders.

When used effectively, these seeds will help counter dark spirits.

 

Seed of a Giant Tree Usage

 

 

Seed of a Giant Tree Locations

  • Obtained from the dead giant-shaped tree in the Firelink Shrine and Untended Graves. Look just before the Tower Door near the cliff.
  • 10% chance to spawn when invaded. Increases by 10% each time until maxing at 50%. Resets to 10% when obtained.

 

 

Notes

  • The tree can only have one seed waiting to be collected at a time, even if multiple invaders have been banished since you last checked the tree.
  • Players can hold 3 seeds at a time and store 600.
  • As of Regulation 1.33 App Version 1.13, Seeds now only last for 45 seconds, but their spawn rate has been increased
  • You can also no longer trade Seeds with other players. You can drop them, but no one else will be able to see them and pick them up.
  • As an invader, you can tell if the host has used a seed by the status effect icon (rather than waiting to see whether NPCs attack you)

 

Trivia

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    • Anonymous

      If there was even a slight chance of spawn when invaded and increases each time then why I don't have a bunch of them while I've been doing PvP for over a year using Dried Fingers?

      • Anonymous

        People seem to use this wrong. Don't use it just to kill the invader- use it to trick enemies into chasing the invader, giving you an opportunity to pass by safely while both the enemies and the invaders are distracted. Of course, if the invaders are dumb enough to die to the PVE of all things, that's their fault.

        • Anonymous

          I'm mostly invader and I don't really mind this item. It has short duration and evading mobs isn't that hard. When I get invaded i use it mostly when red is ****ing around (dude, I'm not going to play hide and seek, come to me or get lost), or hides behind mobs like a coward (I don't mean hide and heal then go back, I mean refuses to fight 1v1). As a red it annoys me mainly when I'm solo against a gank and they also seed the world (like, seriously?).

          • Use this against Londor Pale Shade's invasion in Farron Keep, and watch him get cursed within seconds. Then, you can return to Firelink and there's a good chance your seed is refunded at the tree. Also works for Farron Heysel, and most invaders in that area of the swamp.


            Tsorig in the Catacombs (after you cut the bridge) can also get blendered by the skeleton horde while you stand safely on the other side, and Londor Pale Shade (again) getting mauled by dogs is poetic in its justice.

            I love this thing.

            • Anonymous

              As an invader, you are a developer-enabled griefer. You intend to put a damper on my progress by invading anywhere outside of Pontiff’s backyard. And thus, I will put a damper on your enjoyment of invading.

              If you try to invade me while I’m PvEing, I am 100% going to make you fight 2 blues AND every enemy around you as I sprint towards to fog gate to get more titanite slabs. You sign up to grief me you sign up to get cheesed lmao

              • Anonymous

                I occasionally do invasions but I wish they didn't nerf this, hostile mobs make invasions more chaotic & fun

                • Anonymous

                  Please use seeds as much as possible. Bringing a giant train of monsters to where you’re turtling with your phantom buddies and watching you all get murdered never gets old.

                  • Anonymous

                    Had an invader invader me dropped his health enough he ran to mobs and waited well guess who had this item

                    • Anonymous

                      is possible to obtain the seed whitout playing online? im playing the pirate version cus i dont got money to buy the steam version, at least for now...

                      • Anonymous

                        Just watched an invader at a distance use path of the dragon gesture beside 2 giants and get mauled after I used this seed

                        • Anonymous

                          Love using this against invaders who try to lure you into obvious traps/ They don't expect the mobs to suddenly target then and then they die.

                          Come on, I'm not going to run into your obvious traps. I know where the dangerous enemies are and I know you're trying to lead me into them.

                          And the number 1 rule of pvp in this game is never make the first hit too.

                          • Anonymous

                            this 45 sec thing bugs me so much. I'm fine with it being something you can only rarely use, but I'm terrible at PVP and this thing gave me that rare opportunity to stick it to an invader just once, before getting murked by the next 8 guys

                            • Anonymous

                              I wish you could drop it because the one time when it was basically mandatory (darkmooned to a host at the start of ringed city and the invader was just waiting in the midst of the archer ghosts.

                              And the host was running around like a chicken with his head cut off thinking the phantom would come to him. This is quite literally THE time to use your seed.

                              • Anonymous

                                I remember popping one of these and hiding from the invader with white branch while everyone atacked him, but that was back in the first months of the game, now this is unviable because it lasts 45secs

                                • Anonymous

                                  I'm an invader - but I also play single player, the fact they nerfed this is beyond annoying with the amount of annoying running invaders.

                                  • Anonymous

                                    I'm a long time member of the FGC, so I know full well that players are well within their rights to use features implemented in a game. You can bet your ass though that I get a little ticked when a 4 man ganksquad spamming Straight-Sword R1's in non-parryable intervals pops a Seed when I'm understandably trying to use my ONLY advantage in an Invasion. In short: I respect the Seed, but not the Hosts that use them when they've already got ridiculously insurmountable odds in their favor.

                                    • Anonymous

                                      As someone who does a lot of PVP, if I invade someone and they use this I get happy because I feel like not enough people use it and it changes up the dynamic of the fight to something that doesn't happen often. Invaders who complain about this item just don't know how to win a fight with out ganking or spamming spells. Don't like it when fights are even now that mobs can also attack you as well as the host? Then Git Gud.

                                      • Anonymous

                                        Pretty sure the drop can be triggered from other events too. I recall having runs when it has just dropped me one even when I haven't been invaded at all.

                                        • Anonymous

                                          I think it was safe to get them with cheat engine, when they were tradeable. Does anybody know if it is still safe or will it result in a ban now, since they are not tradeable anymore? Not that I would do that, just curious.

                                          • Anonymous

                                            I wish you could trade this. :(
                                            Invade as a Mound-Maker, cast Warmth near the host and then give them seeds to prove you are there just to help and kill invaders.

                                            • Anonymous

                                              Man I think I ran into hacker, I waited in an area with no pve and waited like 15 minutes because he kept popping these smh hate hackers. Ended up just using the black crystal.

                                              • Anonymous

                                                okay, next time I'm on another ng+ I'll just pop it in anor londo if invaders come while I'm still dealing with the drang gank duo...


                                                what, you mad because you and your other aldrich faithfuls couldn't 5 person gank me with the npcs?

                                                • Anonymous

                                                  OK OK I understand being upset at a host who uses this, but hear me out: I got my SL45 all the way to NG++ with only +4 weapons so when I get invaded they have to deal with NG++ enemies. It's my build, bro!

                                                  • Anonymous

                                                    Invasion is not a duel, there is arena for 1v1. When you invade, you will use everything available trying to kill me then of course I will use everything available trying to kill you, simple as that. No one invited you to my world dude.

                                                    • Anonymous

                                                      I can get why people would be frustrated when a host uses this and they have a full set of phantoms but if they're fighting you 1v1 and you run off it's entirely fair game.

                                                      • Anonymous

                                                        It doesn’t work on hodrick for some reason. I got invaded be4 reaching the bonfire by the tree boss. So I teleported back to the main bonfire to get the seed and use it against him. It had no effect. Not even the giant archer noticed.

                                                        • Anonymous

                                                          Disclaimer the seed only works for hostiles that are already in your world. If you invade after this is cast only the already established invaders will be susceptible to mob attacks. Happened a couple times invading as a mad phantom.

                                                          • Anonymous

                                                            I mean, the second the host pops this I'm gonna kite the enemy to them. I've even got two vids of me doing this in anor londo :I

                                                            • Anonymous

                                                              The moment when the host, that's been hiding behind phantoms for the past five min, pops a seed. FIGHT ME LIKE A MAN DAMN IT!

                                                              • Anonymous

                                                                >Hosts crying about invaders hiding behind mobs >Invaders crying about hosts not coming to them to fight Stop whining. Invaders are supposed to play dirty. Git gud or die trying.

                                                                • Anonymous

                                                                  I love seeing an invader get rekt by mobs after running away like a *****. Don't invade and run away, such a coward thing to do. Pisses me off.

                                                                  • Anonymous

                                                                    Can only the host use this? I would love to invade, help the host wiping some enemies, get him to next bonefire and then attempt to kill him/her

                                                                    • Anonymous

                                                                      Im sorry ive played darksouls for years i know people do dumb stuff, but if you cant handle 1 or 2 people when your invading dont invade. Dont be a child and kite people into enemies its annoying i just sit and wait with my friend we will sit there for HOURS if it takes. Be a grown up. Dont like seeds? Then stop invading and kiting into things.

                                                                      • Anonymous

                                                                        I used one of these when an invader was sniping at me while using obscuring ring, standing in the archer area in ringed city. Needless to say, he died.

                                                                        • Anonymous

                                                                          can this be sold to the handmaiden? because if so, as long as you have a very patient friend, this has potential to be abusable for free souls

                                                                          • Only one should be able to be carried at a time, makes the game so unbalanced towards defenders. The single advantage invaders have can simply be taken away by anyone who knows to use this.

                                                                            • Anonymous

                                                                              Ive been trying to farm one of these but didn't get a single drop the whole day. Both npcs and red signs. Any advice?

                                                                              • Anonymous

                                                                                I'm going to incite a lot of salt with this comment but I don't care. You can essentially trade embers for seeds by just dying to NPC invaders over and over, and going back to check the tree after every invasion. The drop rate is very high, haven'y tested it extensively but the number of invasions by the same NPC doesn't seem to affect it. Alva is great invasion for this since he spawns right near a bonfire. Speaking of Alva, if you don't mind the long run from the Ringed City bonfire, you can get seeds without investing embers because Seeker of the Spurned invades whether you're embered or not.

                                                                                • Anonymous

                                                                                  Please keep on invading at High Wall of Lothric on my NG+ cycles. All it does is pad my supply of Seeds because I know I won't need to use one there. Seriously though, last 3 cycles, like within a minute of spawning behind the door at the start area, I get invaded. What is it with this area that makes it so popular for invaders? Is it the fact that they don't get to invade players there in their NG cycle?

                                                                                  • Anonymous

                                                                                    If an invader tries to lure me to an enemy mob, I use one of these and laugh at the coward getting pummeled.

                                                                                    • Anonymous

                                                                                      "Waah why was this nerfed?! Even with three phantoms, more health, and more estus, I still can't kill invaders!!! Waaaaaah" - every scrub in this comment section

                                                                                      • Anonymous

                                                                                        Is there any way to tell your host to use this? I've gotten Blue'd into Irithyll dungeons too many times and the Jailers make it way too easy for the invader to 1v3 and I just need 10 of these stupid ranks for the ring

                                                                                        • Anonymous

                                                                                          All the damn gankers on here complaining about the time nerf, if we could get some 1v1s instead of always getting ganked by cowards who could play the game without their phantoms, we wouldn't run away so much.

                                                                                          • Anonymous

                                                                                            I returned to Dark Souls 3 and just discovered the seed was not working anymore... and I saw there was a patch with that 45 seconds... that's really sad because it was a funny item. Now, coward invaders just hide for 45 seconds and come back. All invaders I get are like "take damage, run, heal, take damage, run, heal..." that's very tiring.

                                                                                            • Anonymous

                                                                                              Was on my way to collect my slab after Midir and got invaded while fighting the ringed knight before the harolds. Popped a seed and let the knight smack the invader along with the turtle monk. Dude ran away, came back healed and then i charged my dragon slayer axe weapon art and one shot the dude... 10/10 would dark souls again...

                                                                                              • Anonymous

                                                                                                I agree with most that 45 seconds is way to little time. I could respect that if these were items that you could simply buy, that would be totally reasonable, as you could have 100s stored in your inventory and not be afraid to use all 3 in the course of an invasion where, like most invaders, intentionally invade areas were there are strong and plentiful enemies. But even if the drop rate was 100% for every invader, these would still be very scarce. 45 seconds of level playing field seems to be a poor reward for killing invaders.

                                                                                                • Anonymous

                                                                                                  To those complaining that the seed doesn't last long enough, you need to quickitem or toolbar it and pop it the moment an invader runs to some mobs for protection. You want to pop it the moment you get the invasion message? That's just lazy.

                                                                                                  • Anonymous

                                                                                                    Maybe the drop rate was 10% back in 2016, but now it appears to be 100%. I started a NG recently, and I've gotten a seed literally each and every time I've been invaded. This includes NPC invaders.

                                                                                                    • Anonymous

                                                                                                      45 seconds is *****ing useless.... should last until all phantoms are gone from your world. Reduce its drop rate significantly to balance.

                                                                                                      • Anonymous

                                                                                                        Probably the most powerful tool in the game when used properly. Most invaders run away into mobs when they start losing. So this is the best way to deal with those cowards, especially healing invaders who run away and heal/buff behind a bunch of mobs. The way too get them is a little bit too hard though. I had to keep hopping all over the place summoning phantoms and using the fingers just to get one, but honestly that's the only problem I have with them. (i dont gank btw, my friends just kill themselves when i get invaded while farming, i have honor)

                                                                                                        • Anonymous

                                                                                                          Always thought it was ridiculous that invaders were impervious to enemies anyways. If you summon a friend to help you and enemies can hit him, they should be able to hit invaders anyways. Dumb mechanic that takes a lot of the risk out of it for invaders. I used this on some a** wipe the other day and it worked great, could totally tell he wasn't expecting it. Can't believe I just discovered it and will be using it a lot more often now.

                                                                                                          • Anonymous

                                                                                                            what the hell when did they stop being tradeable, I was literally trading them to my friend like 3 monthes ago now I cant... sneak patch?

                                                                                                            • Anonymous

                                                                                                              Found a neat trick that saves time to harvest those, just speak to patches to dissipate the fog instead of going all the way to Ludex bonfire and walking back. -Lewd

                                                                                                              • Anonymous

                                                                                                                I wish these didnt have a limited time because i just want to Explore the the places with My friend but the area Bosses are dead /:

                                                                                                                • Anonymous

                                                                                                                  Everyone keeps complaining about how deadly these can be in invading. If you think I'm NOT going to swap it out for the sunbro armor, you're nuts.

                                                                                                                  • Anonymous

                                                                                                                    Why does everyone assume the host has full estus 9/10 I get invaded with 1-2 +2 estus and 20% damage reduction from armor, vs a guy with 5-6 +8-10 estus and 30%+damage mitigation better weapons Hornet ring parry fishing for a 1 hit bobbing in and out of mobs. I only have ~1500 hp this invader ( "with less estus and hp...." ) has ~3000 hp with estus. And better weapons most often. Fair....? They just pick me down cus I heal !/3 hp with a flask and he heals 4/5 his hp with one. This might have been an inssue in higher levels, but this just fks people at low levels trying to deal with all these people that had their friends trade them end game loot to make noobs not have any chance. 45 Seconds is terrible, especially with early game enemys. Not everyone get invaded with 2 phantoms and 2 darkmoon vs 1 invader. I pity you for what you had to deal with but this made it impossible to really use in a 1v1

                                                                                                                    • Anonymous

                                                                                                                      Yes because we need another reason not to invade. Being outnumbered and having half Estus wasn’t enough.

                                                                                                                      • Anonymous

                                                                                                                        Ah Seed of a Giant Tree. For all of FromSoftwares terrible decisions on patches. They did outstanding with this. I am glad it was nerfed and it is now more advantageous for invaders. Anyone who thinks it shouldn't of been nerfed has never been on the other side of a Gank squad using these! Hush up!

                                                                                                                        • Anonymous

                                                                                                                          Wish there were more of these, when I have them, I love to use them when the invader starts losing and runs into a large mob hoping the npcs will kill me or make the fight harder for me... Jokes on them

                                                                                                                          • Anonymous

                                                                                                                            Another bit of information on the seeds. You also have a chance to get seeds every time you go into the spear of the church fight. Since you are technically invaded by another player it counts towards the seeds.

                                                                                                                            • Anonymous

                                                                                                                              Works wonders when invaded at the first Ringed City bonfire, as most invaders will attempt to lure you to the staircase and allow the Judicator to kill you.

                                                                                                                              • Anonymous

                                                                                                                                Okay so this is completly shitty anywhere but in Anor Londo. Thx fight clubs and gankers for ruining one of the only defense against invaders when you progress throught the game. Literally this was made I'm 99% sure just bc ppl must have used it to insta kill invaders there not thinking about the actual repercussion anywhere else. Bravo from soft.

                                                                                                                                • Anonymous

                                                                                                                                  The nerf is perfect, shut up. If the invader doesn’t use their environment, they’re walking into a 2v1 or 3v1, the host has increased hp, and the invader has reduced estus; the invader doesn’t need every enemy to turn on them as well. Invaders can’t abuse the aggro either. The seed no longer plays a major role during invasions, but they’re now more common so they can be used more often.

                                                                                                                                  • Anonymous

                                                                                                                                    Yo guys someone knows if theres a way to get this seed while being totaly offline? i mean totaly, no cable, no wifi.
                                                                                                                                    I remember in ds2 you could simply start with it, but in ds3 i think there is no such way. I need this thing to get solaire pants xD

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